Jumble sale and raffle for bike track

Photo: floyduk (Flickr)

A jumble sale and raffle will take place at Nunney village hall on Saturday 4 October 11am-3pm to raise money for a BMX track.

Photo: floyduk (Flickr)The event is organised by Nunney residents Gary and Lisa Dando, who earlier this month cleared a piece of land at Castle Hill next to Old Quarry Gardens for the new bike track with the help of local volunteers.

Plans for a BMX bike track were made years ago, after a group of local teenagers appealed to Nunney Parish Council and Nunney Community Association for help in creating the track.

The plans were stalled after it became clear that the parish council would be forced to work only with government-approved suppliers, which – together with the required countless reports and surveys – pushed the cost up to over £19,000.

Now Gary, Lisa and their group of volunteers have decided to take action before the existing planning permission expires.

Although the area had been used by children as a makeshift bike track a few years ago, it has since become overgrown.

After clearing it, the group now hope to persuade local quarries to donate 150 tons of scalpings for the track.

The jumble sale and raffle on Saturday 4 October aims to raise funds to complete the project. If you have any items to donate to the jumble sale, please contact Lisa Dando on Facebook to have them collected or drop them off at 42 or 44 Glebelands in Nunney.

It takes place on Saturday 4 October 11am – 3pm. Tea and cake will be served.

Raffle tickets will be sold during the jumble sale, to be drawn on the same day. Some great prizes have already been donated for the raffle by Nunney businesses, including a free MOT, fish and chip supper, tea for two and a £20 meal voucher.